what do you think of or do to help you fall asleep at night?

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    Jun 18, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    most nights i find myself unable to fall asleep easily so i just start thinking of things that i did that day, the next day, or other things happening in my life.

    would like to see/know how others handle those nights. Aside from the natural male stress reliever, if at all haha.
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    Welcome to Insomniacs Anonymous. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    melatonin, which you're not supposed to take for too long
    meditation.
    and deep breathing meditation which makes you relax.

    i've had insomnia since i was little and those three are the main things allowing me to sleep these days. if there's something seriously on my mind i'll probably do number 3 for about 20 minutes.
  • Nayro

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    Jun 18, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    start fantasizing about a hot guy thats after you in a bar and tries to do anything in his power to get u! Im sure u will have a good night ;) icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    Jerking off always helps me relax and fall asleep... icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Most of the time I fall asleep fairly quickly, but occasionally I will take 3 mg melatonin which works well. I've found that by silencing the internal monologue and substitute it with an affirmation, such as sleep is relaxing, or my life is wonderful, I usually fall asleep with no problem. Don't think too much.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    I've had luck visualizing something relaxing, like being in a forest or on the beach, and making an effort not to let my mind go over the events of the day. Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning helps, too, and a lot of people swear by the power of grey noise, which allows you to listen to something that's not distracting to help lull you to sleep.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI've had luck visualizing something relaxing, like being in a forest or on the beach, and making an effort not to let my mind go over the events of the day. Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning helps, too, and a lot of people swear by the power of grey noise, which allows you to listen to something that's not distracting to help lull you to sleep.


    have you tried chloroform buddy? It works wonders for all of my dates.......icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    A 48oz bottle of NyQuil nightly.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    I put on my headphones and listen to music. It works for me everytime.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    criduchat saidI put on my headphones and listen to music. It works for me everytime.


    the chloroform worked on him too.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    I actually put on some TV show or play some music on my iPod, put a sleep timer on either one and fall asleep listening. I used to use melatonin, but I've noticed since I've cut most caffeine out of my diet, falling asleep is a lot easier for me to do. But then again, my schedule's screwed because I go to morning lectures during the week for college, and then work graveyard shifts over the weekends. Consequently, I'm prone to frequent napping during the day.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    You dont need to buy Melatonin pills. Try drinking a glass of warm milk.....milk is rich in tryptophan which is metabolized by the body to melatonin.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    ER_RNMD saidYou dont need to buy Melatonin pills. Try drinking a glass of warm milk.....milk is rich in tryptophan which is metabolized by the body to melatonin.


    Dairy at night does not go down well for everyone... Especially warm icon_sad.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    I take half a tranquilizer.
    If that doesn't work, I take the other half.
  • Jerebear

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    I cant remember where I learned this strategy but if thoughts about the day or the next day are keeping me up at night, then I continue to think about them (trying not to doesnt seem to work), but instead of thinking about them in words (self-talk), I think about them with images only. This matches how the brain processes our thoughts in a dream state and 90% of the time I switch over to that dream state before I know it.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    ER_RNMD saidYou dont need to buy Melatonin pills. Try drinking a glass of warm milk.....milk is rich in tryptophan which is metabolized by the body to melatonin.


    I eat some sliced organic turkey breast for the same reason if I'm too woke up.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    CHIdude said
    ER_RNMD saidYou dont need to buy Melatonin pills. Try drinking a glass of warm milk.....milk is rich in tryptophan which is metabolized by the body to melatonin.


    Dairy at night does not go down well for everyone... Especially warm icon_sad.gif



    If you can't tolerate whole milk, try soy milk....it has tryptophan in it plus a decent amount of protein that may help with your protein requirement while working out.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    i listen to music.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I think about my family back home
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    Jun 18, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    Grab a book (fiction), read a few pages, turn off the lights and then start thinking where the story will go.
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    I read Dostoevsky. icon_wink.gif
  • DanOmatic

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    I try to be as "unplugged" as possible for the hour leading up to bedtime. I shut off the computer and just have quiet time. Usually I read before turning off the lights. If I still can't drift off, I'll try to focus on my breathing and try to imagine my body sinking into the mattress.

    I think alot of guys go straight from being online or watching tv to bed, and I think that's not conducive to good sleep.
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    Jun 18, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    Remeron
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    I pound the bed and jack off....

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